Last year, I did the cave man diet for several months. Actually I love eating this way – no dairy, wheat, grains, coffee, sugar, salt… the list goes on. This might sound boring, but oh the discoveries we made during these months of seeming denial (yes, I made the rest of the family track with me pretty much!)
I have to say that amongst the many creative and satisfyingly ‘clean’ meals we created, the prize definitely goes to my man’s brilliant invention:
Joey’s Dairy-Free, Homemade Ice Cream!
Ever since the first batch about 2 months ago, we’ve been making this several nights a week. We’ve tried so many combinations, too many to list here. But they’ve all been really delicious, based on this formula: Click here to read more.. »
Good Fats: Omega-3 and the Health Consumer
By Sita Huber, BHsc (Nutritional Medicine)
(Online Nutritionist for Naturally Better Kids)
Many of us are being exposed to a lot of information in the market place regarding Omega-3 fats. We may be told by a news article, a TV show or even a friend to eat more fish, take fish oil, flaxseed oil, ground linseed or something else new. Omega-3’s are now even added to and advertised in foods such as milk, yogurt and some cereals.
There are different approaches to increasing Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet but how do you know which one is right for you?
What’s So Good about Good Fats?
Omega-3’s are essential nutrients and without them our bodies and our minds will not function to their best ability.(Pizzorno and Murray, 1998)
Western diets are generally low in Omega-3 fat levels due to poor food choices and lack of awareness about their dietary importance. Lack of these fats can greatly interfere with our ability to achieve optimal health and may lead to higher disease risk. (Simopoulos,2000) Click here to read more.. »
I just LOVE getting these messages! This one is from a family here in Melbourne who recently took their beautiful baby girl to Philadelphia to begin her program from the Institutes. Zara was born with Down syndrome just over a year ago.
Happy to report that after only 28 days on the home program Miss Zara is crawling more than 60 meters a day, where before our visit to the institutes she couldn’t even crawl 1 meter. To add to it she has 6 teeth coming through all at once, where before our visit she had none :). She is babbling heaps more and has over 29 picture word assocciations where as before she had none…
Coincidence….WE THINK NOT:) xoxoxo
~ Melissa & David Avola
Go Team Zara!!! Team Gryffin is cheering for you all! xx
If I could raise my child anew,
I’d first build self-esteem and then a home.
I’d use my fingers for painting and fling them less.
I’d correct less and communicate more.
I’d take my eyes off the clock, to look at them more.
I’d bother to know less and know to bother more.
I’d go out for more walks and fly more kites.
I’d run in more fields and look at more stars.
I’d hug more and be less angry.
I’d look at the oaks and at the woods more often.
I’d be less invincible and more reinforcing.
I’d demonstrate less the love of power and more the power of love.
This week, Gryffin has discovered his love of the Trapeze, and here’s why.
I’ve learnt many things from The Institutes in Philadelphia. But one particular concept holds incredible promise for children of all abilities. The concept is “Function Determines Structure.” I described this concept in my book:
‘I am what I am because of what I do.’ A lack of function determines a lack of structure. Therefore, require no more of a body than lying on the floor and the body will be able to simply lie on the floor… ~ p.192, Naturally Better.
This is discussed at length in the book ‘What To Do About Your Brain Injured Child’ by Glenn Doman – founder of The Institutes.
We were seeing severely brain-injured children arrive with bodies that were almost invariably tiny and sometimes twisted, with shoulders, eyes, mouths and feet that were frequently abnormal, with heads so tiny as to be microcephalic, and chests so shallow as to barely supply a breathing apparatus. Click here to read more.. »
Joseph and I are junkies when it comes to information about fitness, natural health and lifestyle. Between us we are on countless databases and some of what we read is pretty out there. But today’s newsletter, from one of Joseph’s fitness gurus, is just plain gross. I don’t think the guys from YogaBody will mind me quoting directly…
I’ve just heard some really exciting news…
…because cow’s milk causes allergic reactions in so
many babies (and adults), Thailand scientist Dr. Pipop
has spent the last 10 years working on an alternative.
Are you ready? Are you excited?
Drum roll please…. it’s chicken’s milk! Yummy! But before
you start envisioning lactating chickens, let me be clear:
this is even more disgusting than it sounds! Click here to read more.. »